THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE GREAT LIBERATION or The Method of Realizing Nirvana through Knowing the Mind attributed to Guru Padmasambhava, translated by W.Y.Evans-Wentz.
SELF-LIBERATION THROUGH SEEING WITH NAKED AWARENESS
"The Profound Teaching of Self-Liberation in the Primordial State of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities,"
A Terma Text of Guru Padmasambhava expounding the View of Dzogchen, and Rediscovered by Rigdzin Karma Lingpa (14th cent); Translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds,
Does anyone know of the original source that these books claimed to be translated from?
It's written that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) arrived in Tibet during the 8th century and introduced Buddhism to Tibet. It's taught that he hid a number of religious treasures (termas) to be later found and interpreted. It appears that because of this tradition there are continually new books 'found' that are published and claimed to be written by Guru Rinpoche.
There are many other such terma texts that are attributed to be his writing:
"The Tibetan Book of the Dead" (Bardo Thodol)
"The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence"
"The Garland of Views: An Instruction" However, I've read other Rinpoches teach that he only wrote this single text!!
Francesca Fremantle the scholar and translator wrote that:
..there is in fact no single Tibetan title corresponding to the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The overall name given to the whole terma cycle is Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones, and it is popularly known as Karma Lingpa's Peaceful and Wrathful Ones. It has been handed down through the centuries in several versions containing varying numbers of sections and subsections, arranged in different orders, ranging from around ten to thirty-eight titles. These individual texts cover a wide range of subjects,